I am writing to express my enthusiasm for the Colors program which is run under the auspices of the Spartanburg Art Museum. This is an open art studio for disadvantaged children and teens, where they are able to experience art and meet professional artists. It started as a small idea in 1993 and has now expanded into a large outreach program. Many young people have benefited over the years, and a number of outstanding artists have emerged from the program. I have watched it grow and seen the results since the beginning.